Three files, unlimited layout options: The designer’s guide to total creative freedom (Advanced)

You don’t have to be a full-on developer to make your WordPress pages – especially that all-important home page – look like whatever you want. But you do have to edit a bit of PHP. And it helps to understand how WordPress structures page elements and widget areas.

I’ll show you where and how – and link you up with some snippets – you can break out of the obligatory columns-plus-header-and-footer structure to bring any sort of page layout to life. And we’ll do it in two different theme frameworks: The Genesis framework and Automattic’s own Underscores starter theme.

And, who knows? Maybe after you get comfortable with editing these three files, you’ll decide you want to become a coding rockstar!

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